About Saechin Kim, MD, PhD

Dr. Saechin Kim specializes in pediatric hip preservation surgery, pediatric sports medicine, as well as pediatric and adult spinal reconstruction.

Dr. Kim earned his BS at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, and he earned his MD, PhD at Harvard Medical School in 1994. He completed his residency at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in 2000, following which he completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2001, Dr. Kim completed the M. Muller North American Orthopaedic Fellowship with Prof. Reinhold Ganz in Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland and with Dr. Paul Glazer, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Clinical Interests:



Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital

Children's Orthopaedics Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 3E
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8523
Fax: 617-724-0551

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Waltham: Mass General Waltham

Orthopaedics at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Ave.
1st Floor, Suite 1150
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-8523

Mass General Orthopaedics: Children's Orthopaedics in Danvers
102-104 Endicott Street
Lower Level 00
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 617-726-8523
Fax: 617-724-0551

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Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School/ BWH
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Residency, Harvard / MGB Combined Training Program*
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
  • Fellowship, Inselspital

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Kim's research interests are in improving surgical techniques to correct scoliosis and the molecular processes involved in an animal model of avascular necrosis of the femoral epiphyses, which may be a model for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.


  • Select Publications:

    • Galvin BD, Kim S, Horvitz HR. Caenorhabditis elegans genes required for the engulfment of apoptotic corpses function in the cytotoxic cell deaths induced by mutations in lin-24 and lin-33. Genetics. 2008 May; 179(1):403-17.
    • Siebenrock KA, Tannast J, Kim S, Morgenstern W, Ganz R. Acetabular reconstruction using a roof reinforcement ring with hook for total hip arthroplasty in developmental dysplasia of the hip-osteoarthritis minimum 10-year follow-up results. J Arthroplasty. 2005 Jun;20(4):492-8.
    • Kim S, Rodrigue S, Mansfield F. Nonoperative treatment for lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy and for lumbar spinal stenosis. Curr Opin in Orthopedics. 1999 Apr;10(2):137-141.
    • Kim S, Magendantz M, Katz W, Solomon F. Development of a differentiated microtubule structure: formation of the chicken erythrocyte marginal band in vivo. JCB. 1987 Jan;104(1):51-59.

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